Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.23
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Jan. 13, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 5.00 Mark Klapatch
Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor
Facilities Management
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Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
179.22 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
67.50 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
366.81 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
225 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
67.50 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
449.58 Tons

On-campus residents, 2005:
2,274

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
4,539

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
0

On-campus residents, performance year:
2,498

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
4,982

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
0

The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:
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On-campus and commuter residents are not specifically tracked at the University at this time. Calculations were made based on the assumptions used in the Clean Air-Cool Planet Campus Carbon Calculator and reported on the ACUPCC website's Greenhouse Gas Inventory. These assumptions used the average residence hall population and assumed those students to be residential, non-commuter students, leaving 64% of the student base as a commuter population. Similarly, 90% of the faculty and staff population were considered to be commuter population and were calculated as such for the purposes of this credit.
Part-time students are also not tracked at the University at this time. All data reported for this credit is identical to the data reported on the ACUPCC website.
The measurement used for materials composted is in cubic yards; UWRF had 100 yards of materials composted in both 2005 and the performance year of 2009. Weight of materials composted was calculated using 1350 pounds per cubic yard from http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBgQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Fdep%2Frecycle%2Fapprovals%2Fdsconv.pdf&rct=j&q=weigh%20of%20cubic%20yard%20compost&ei=EQ43TsWiNeKosQLCkImhDw&usg=AFQjCNEcjGGdevhNKRVmVnYDpy1BWX_NCw&cad=rja

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